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    Default Max SD card size?

    I know the S4 can take Micro SD or Micro SDHC cards, but how large can the size be exactly? Waiting for a 64GB to come in the mail and just occurred to me that it might not be able to use all 64GB.

    And also, out of curiosity, how do Samsung official cases compare to SanDisk? or what is the best micro SD card brand to buy from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunda1010 View Post
    I know the S4 can take Micro SD or Micro SDHC cards, but how large can the size be exactly? Waiting for a 64GB to come in the mail and just occurred to me that it might not be able to use all 64GB
    People have posted on these forums they have used their s4 with a 64gb.
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    Thanks for the reply. Updated while you replied >_<
    Asking cause I bought this one (Newegg.com - Samsung 64GB Class 10 UHS-1 Grade 1 70MB&#47;s MicroSDXC Pro Memory Card with Komputerbay USB Reader - Flash Memory). but not sure if its good/official...
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    That is the exact one I have in both my note 8 and note 2. Its fine. Plus its might or copying stuff to or reading from.

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    I have a SanDisk 64 gb card in my S4. Works fine and plenty of head room.

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    I have a 64gb SanDisk works fine for me.

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    I'm using a Sandisk 64 gb class 10 uhs1 card and it works great.
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    I have the SanDisk 64 GB in my S4 and it works fine. Almost have it completely full. I am ready for 128 GB SD cards to be common and supported!

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    The San disk 64 gig card is the best you can get. However: if your a speed freak and like nice things cyanogen mod has a nice option to speed it up... Which it does quite nicely

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    I have a 4 gig Kingston sd in my s4 and my pic. Always freezes even when I'm looking at the pics my phone camera took has any one has this problem
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    Yes, I had the exact same problem. I installed a 64GB micro SD Card that was described as Class 10 and had no problem until I filled the card up to about 10 percent of it's capacity (about 6GB). Then the camera would freeze up at random times. When I went to look at the photos, I ran into similar problems. I isolated the problem, when I figured out that everything worked just fine with internal memory, without the SD card.
    I then switched to a 32GB "Samsung" brand micro SD card, and have had no problems for the past 4 months. I believe the SD card has to be very fast in order to handle the photo & video storage from the camera. I would like to upgrade to a larger size card now. It seems hard to believe that I could fill up 32GB with music, photos, podcasts and videos --but it happens! I still haven't found out if I can upgrade to a 128GB micro SD card. Does anyone know? They are available now at reasonable prices. However I am concerned about finding one that is "fast enough" that I don't run into the problem I originally had with the 64GB card.
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    Just ordered an a data 64 gig memory card from amazon I'm hoping it works well

    must have unlocked boot loaders!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Maschue View Post
    Yes, I had the exact same problem. I installed a 64GB micro SD Card that was described as Class 10 and had no problem until I filled the card up to about 10 percent of it's capacity (about 6GB). Then the camera would freeze up at random times. When I went to look at the photos, I ran into similar problems. I isolated the problem, when I figured out that everything worked just fine with internal memory, without the SD card.
    I then switched to a 32GB "Samsung" brand micro SD card, and have had no problems for the past 4 months. I believe the SD card has to be very fast in order to handle the photo & video storage from the camera. I would like to upgrade to a larger size card now. It seems hard to believe that I could fill up 32GB with music, photos, podcasts and videos --but it happens! I still haven't found out if I can upgrade to a 128GB micro SD card. Does anyone know? They are available now at reasonable prices. However I am concerned about finding one that is "fast enough" that I don't run into the problem I originally had with the 64GB card.
    It should work. The Sandisk 128gb microSDXC card worked on my note 3 and s3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Maschue View Post
    Yes, I had the exact same problem. I installed a 64GB micro SD Card that was described as Class 10 and had no problem until I filled the card up to about 10 percent of it's capacity (about 6GB). Then the camera would freeze up at random times. When I went to look at the photos, I ran into similar problems. I isolated the problem, when I figured out that everything worked just fine with internal memory, without the SD card.
    I then switched to a 32GB "Samsung" brand micro SD card, and have had no problems for the past 4 months. I believe the SD card has to be very fast in order to handle the photo & video storage from the camera. I would like to upgrade to a larger size card now. It seems hard to believe that I could fill up 32GB with music, photos, podcasts and videos --but it happens! I still haven't found out if I can upgrade to a 128GB micro SD card. Does anyone know? They are available now at reasonable prices. However I am concerned about finding one that is "fast enough" that I don't run into the problem I originally had with the 64GB card.
    This happened not because the card was slow or of an incompatible size, but because the card you bought was either a knock-off from ebay/amazon or somewhere else or damaged internally. That's what happens when they fake the size of the card by modifying... lets call them internal 'parameters', to show it as higher capacity, but in reality, its just a low GB card. Therefore, the card rejects any new files, and if it accepts them, they show up as corrupt, since there is no more space for it store more data. It just stores a 'pointer' to a non existing file in the partition table.

    For everyone, buy SD cards from reputable sellers and from reputable brands. Cheap cards are cheap cards, or even fake ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gxgs View Post
    This happened not because the card was slow or of an incompatible size, but because the card you bought was either a knock-off from ebay/amazon or somewhere else or damaged internally. That's what happens when they fake the size of the card by modifying... lets call them internal 'parameters', to show it as higher capacity, but in reality, its just a low GB card. Therefore, the card rejects any new files, and if it accepts them, they show up as corrupt, since there is no more space for it store more data. It just stores a 'pointer' to a non existing file in the partition table.

    For everyone, buy SD cards from reputable sellers and from reputable brands. Cheap cards are cheap cards, or even fake ones.
    You make me want to cancel my order off amazon for a data 64 gig

    must have unlocked boot loaders!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by metle_geek View Post
    You make me want to cancel my order off amazon for a data 64 gig

    must have unlocked boot loaders!!
    If you buy from amazon make sure that it is sold by Amazon.com and not a third-party

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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FRQ...0-20&m1k=vb_ac seeing some merky bs here think I should cancel?

    must have unlocked boot loaders!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by metle_geek View Post
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FRQ...0-20&m1k=vb_ac seeing some merky bs here think I should cancel?

    must have unlocked boot loaders!!
    I would not buy an sd card from third party on Amazon, including FBA. Too many fakes. If you do buy it, make sure to test the sd card

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpham00 View Post
    I would not buy an sd card from third party on Amazon, including FBA. Too many fakes. If you do buy it, make sure to test the sd card

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    Yea I canceled it packaging didn't look rite and it said micro sdhc not micro sdxc

    must have unlocked boot loaders!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunda1010 View Post
    And also, out of curiosity, how do Samsung official cases compare to SanDisk? or what is the best micro SD card brand to buy from?
    Also have a look at Toshiba EXCERIA cards ( 90 MB/s Write and 95 MB/s Read Speed ) , I prefer made in Japan over Taiwan or China anyday
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    Is there a minimum write speed to look for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwrmt View Post
    Is there a minimum write speed to look for?
    Depends on what you are doing. Class 4 is fine for media. If you plan to record 4k,I would have recommended class 10 . keep in mind not all class 10s are created equally.

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    Hmm I went to radio shack and got myself a nice 64 gig anything bigger is irreal Ivan as I have a locked boot loader and unlimited data and my music's in the cloud

    must have unlocked boot loaders!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwrmt View Post
    Is there a minimum write speed to look for?
    Most big capacity sd cards I've seen, like 64gb, are either class 10, or UHS 1, rarely any 6. The price difference between a lower class and top of the same size is usually negligible, so just pick the fastest, it kind of implies better quality too.
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    Thanks.

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